Economic policy

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

Spotlight issue

9th August 2018 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


ING Czech Republic: Czech inflation decelerates amid lower food prices

Inflation decelerated to 2.3% in July from 2.6% in the previous month. This weaker print was driven mainly by lower food prices but core inflation accelerated further. This is no game changer for the central bank's hawkish outlook for this year.  
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8th August 2018 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


ING Bank Czech Republic: Czech unemployment rate rises, but so do job vacancies

The Czech unemployment rate rose slightly in July, an often-seen seasonal effect. But the labour market is still tight and job vacancies increased to new historical highs.
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7th August 2018 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance


E15.cz: Cryptocurrencies do not exist, blockchain is the future, says Jean Lemierre, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas

One of the largest European banks, the French BNP Paribas, strengthens its activities in the Czech Republic. With its new Hello bank brand it targets young clients and cooperates with fintech companies. "The Bank is designed to expand the use of digital technologies that are popular with young people. We are doing the same in Germany," says BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre to E15.cz 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic